in the twin brooks section of rockville. they still have a temporary stop sign out here. connecticut avenue through kensington. every light was out at one point. it has good night somewhat better today. a big breakthrough happened on connecticut avenue just after noon. here, finally, progress. 12:15 p.m. and connecticut avenue southbound was being reopened at veers mill road. 2 1/2 days to clean up this major artery after friday night storm. the damage to utilities along connecticut avenue and north kensington, dramatic, dozens of traffic signals still dead. >> i'm a little nervous. >> all over montgomery county, motorists were left to trust each other at the busy intersections. >> we stop. wait for one to go, and i go. when they go, they continue. >> the lucky ones had portable stop signs standing in. do you trust the other guy? >> i guess. >> at 1:30 this afternoon, county police reported 240 traffic lights still out. and only enough officers to direct traffic at 90 of those intersections. >> what is helping is officers out there in the broiling sun and they are doing a great job.